4 Spring trends for Men’s hair colour

4 Spring trends for Men’s hair colour

Women are no longer the only one’s who get to experiment with their hair colour. Men’s fashion is growing more and more accepted in both social and professional circles. Colouring your hair can be a fun way to express your personal style and personality. Whether you want to shock your friends with hot pink hair or add dimension to your locks with subtle highlights, the possibilities are endless. The only thing stopping you from changing it up is yourself (and maybe your boss). If you’re feeling bold, then take the plunge and try out some of these spring colour trends.
Grey/Silver tones
 
Who says you have to grow old to get striking grey hair? Bring out your inner grandpa with silver tones. Grey hair started gaining in popularity last season and has kept on growing (pun intended). Now, it’s hotter than ever with celebrities like Zayn Malik and Mark Ronson rocking it. With your hair shades of grey, you’ll be the silver fox of everybody’s dreams.
 
Pastel colours
 
Women have adopted a style referred to as ‘mermaid hair’. Well, the mermen have finally answered the call of pastels, and what more could anyone want? Pastel locks are high fashion. Pastel colours can be bold or subtle depending on your own preference. The entire message of the pastel movement is to showcase your own true self. Go pink or go blue. The options are as endless as the colours. Be as majestic and as mystifying as you desire.
 
Throwbacks
 
Styles come and go like waves of fashion. Trends seem to come in cycles with new twists added to looks each time they’re revived. So, its no surprise that a retro look of some era is constantly brought back to vogue. Right now, we’re not limited to any decade. If you want to recapture the classic look of the 50’s, or the Punk rocker of the 80’s, you can. Whatever you want—go for it. If you want to evoke the frosted-tips of your boy band fantasies, who’s to say ‘no’? Flaunt your look with confidence and transport everybody to a better time.
 
Balayage
 
Balayage is the technique of highlighting without foils in order to give your hair a more natural look. Think of an “I was on a tropical holiday” hairstyle. Balayaged hair can give your hair more depth without being over obvious, which can be perfect for professional situations or if you just want to dip your toe into the water. If you want to change up your look, but can’t go crazy, balayage is perfect. Since the look blends into your natural hair colour, it grows out beautifully. No need for touch-ups or any maintenance. Balayage is the perfect casual-meets-fashion style.

Best Barber Hairstyles If You’re Losing Your Hair

Best Barber Hairstyles If You’re Losing Your Hair


We’re the leading barber in Kensington and, as such, we see hairstyles of pretty much every shape style, colour and type. We like to think that there’s no challenge we’re not up to meeting head on, as it were, but there’s one issue which virtually every man will have to face up to at some point in their life, and that’s the loss of hair.

We’re a hair salon for men, and so we see every single type of hair loss imaginable, and we’re also witness to the desperate steps which some men take to combat this loss. We’re not talking about plugs, toupees or weaves, by the way – these are high concept ‘solutions’ to hair loss which take their proponents way beyond the reach of even the best barbers (which is what we are, did we mention it?). What we’re referring to is the kind of desperate attempt to cover a loss of hair which probably reached its peak with the kind of comb over once sported so resplendently by Sir Bobby Charlton. Solutions such as this, and other rather extreme measures (we’re looking at you, President Trump), generally do little more than call hilarious attention to the loss which they were actually intended to disguise, and the sad part is that it doesn’t have to be this way. If your locks aren’t quite as luxurious as they once were, and you don’t yet feel ready plump for the nuclear option of the total shave, then there are various approaches which can be taken, depending upon the precise nature of the problem.

If you’re losing your hair on top, but not quite so much at the front, then ask your barber to cut it in layers which rest on top of each other, creating the illusion of their being more hair than there actually is. This, allied to the fact that your actual bald spot is only going to be visible from above and behind, should allow you to keep the worst effects in check for quite some time. Rest assured, however, that there will come a point at which the loss becomes so noticeable that a full shave is the only realistic option.

A far more common form of hair loss, and one which can sneak up on men, is the receding hairline and the appearance of the ‘widow’s peak’. This is what happens when the hair at the temples recedes gradually, leaving a point of hair in the centre of the forehead. Take a look in the mirror and, if you’re a man of a certain age, there’s every chance your forehead has slowly but surely become bigger as the years roll by. Rest assured, however, there are some cuts which deal with this problem.

‘Cuts’ is the operative word here, since the best piece of advice is to resist clinging on to your longer hair and, thus, looking somewhat desperate. For the starkest version of this phenomenon, picture the last time you saw a bloke with hardly any hair on his head and a pony tail cascading down his back……

Pay us a visit and we’ll be able to advise exactly which type of cut will best suit your individual receding hairline. For some, it will be a simple short back and sides, for others the more extreme ‘undercut’, whilst Jude Law, to choose a celebrity at random, is a good example of a man who embraces his widows peak by keeping his hair a little longer all round, but still short and neat.

The Mullet that Caused a Court Case

The Mullet that Caused a Court Case


As the best barbershop in Kensington, we’re used to people walking out of our premises with their head held high and an extra spring in their step. That’s because, if you want a men’s haircut in Kensington which is going to make you look stylish, smart and, above all, well groomed, then our hair salon for men is the only place to visit.

We’re fully aware, however, that not all hair salon customers are quite so lucky. All too often, we’re called upon to repair the damage wreaked upon a poor individuals’ hair by a less than talented barber, and the history of men’s fashion is littered with examples of haircuts which might once have seemed stylish and daring but which, not long after the scissors and trimmers had finished their work, looked frankly little better than ridiculous.

You’ve probably got your own favourite example of a bad men’s haircut; the curly perm, the George Michael bouffant or the ‘Flock of Seagulls’ style mega-fringe. Indeed, when Donald Trump is the President elect of the USA, it seems it would be foolish to assume that, in this age of the metrosexual, bad hairstyles are a thing of the past. There is one bad cut that stands head and shoulders, almost literally, above all other, however, and that is the mullet. We can all probably think of our favourite ‘short on the top, long at the back’ merchant, and in many cases they would be a midfielder from a 1980’s football team, or perhaps Andre Agassi.

Few mullets can have been so extreme that they actually led to a court case, however, but that was recently the case for an Australian gentleman by the name of Ali Ziggi Mossimani. Mr Mossimani was photographed at an 18th birthday party in Sydney last year, sporting what can only be described as a somewhat extreme mullet. We’re not here to pass judgement, of course, and people are free to sport whatever haircut they choose, but the pictures became something of an ‘internet sensation’, prompting thousands of comments on social media and being converted into the dreaded meme. When this was reported by the media, Mr Mossimani launched a deformation claim against The Daily Mail Australia, Sydney’s Daily Telegraph and the Australian Radio Network, saying that their reports of what must surely be referred to as ‘mullet-gate’ had “exposed himself to ridicule by the public”.

Did this put an end to the matter and relieve Mr Mossimani from the stress and ridicule? Unfortunately not, as it led to even more coverage in Australia and also in other countries, a phenomenon dubbed ‘the Streisand effect’ by the judge handling the case, Judge Gibson. This refers to an attempt made by Barbara Streisand in 2003 to ban publication of images of her Malibu mansion. The attempt failed, and the result was that the images became much more widely circulated than would otherwise have been the case.

Although the case, at the time of writing, is continuing, the judge has asked Mr Mossimani to amend his claim, and the moral of the story seems to be clear; if you’re going to be brave enough to sport a full blown mullet in 2016, then you’ll have to be brave enough to put up with the comments that people make. If you don’t think you can handle that, then pay a visit to the best barbers in Kensington, and we’ll sort it out for you.